The “Location” of Heaven and Hell

My beloved brothers and sisters in Our Risen Lord, God, and SaviorJesus Christ. CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! The "location" of Heaven and Hell By Father Seraphim Rose Numerous accounts of the Holy Fathers and in Lives Saints reveal that the soul after death enters IMMEDIATELY INTO THE AERIAL REALM OF THE UNDER-HEAVEN.Continue reading “The “Location” of Heaven and Hell”

THIRD SUNDAY OF PASCHA: THE HOLY CHURCH COMMEMORATES THE HOLY ICON OF THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL

My beloved brothers and sisters in Our Risen Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ. THIRD SUNDAY OF PASCHA OUR HOLY CHURCH COMMEMORATES THE HOLY ICON OF ARCHANGEL MICHAEL, OF MANDAMADOS. On this day, the Third Sunday of Pascha, we celebrate the miraculous relief icon of the Commander of the Angelic Host (taxiarches), the Archangel Michael,Continue reading “THIRD SUNDAY OF PASCHA: THE HOLY CHURCH COMMEMORATES THE HOLY ICON OF THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL”

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF PASCHA: COMMERATION OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN

My beloved brothers and sisters in Our Risen Savior Jesus Christ, CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF PASCHA, THE HOLY CHURCH COMMEMORATES THE HOLY MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN, TOGETHER WITH JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA THE SECRET DISCIPLES AND NIKODEMOS THE DISCIPLE BY NIGHT. On this day, the Third Sunday of Pascha, OrthodoxContinue reading “THE THIRD SUNDAY OF PASCHA: COMMERATION OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN”

Saint Tikhon’s Explanation of the Mystery Sacrament of Penance

My beloved brothers and sisters in Our Risen Lord, God andSavior Jesus Christ, CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! SAINT TIKHON’S EXPLANATION OF THE MYSTERY (SACRAMENT) OF PENANCE. A noticeable feature of Saint Tikhon’s explanation of the Mystery (Sacrament) of Penance is that it goes into more detail and indicates three categories of sinContinue reading “Saint Tikhon’s Explanation of the Mystery Sacrament of Penance”

RESURRECTION and TRANSFIGURATION

My beloved brothers and sisters in Our Risen God and Savior Jesus Christ, CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! RESURRECTION and TRANSFIGURATION The RESURRECTION is, according to Christian belief, not only the crowning of Christ’s whole work and earthly life, it is not only the great proof, the testimony given by God, it isContinue reading “RESURRECTION and TRANSFIGURATION”

“The Church is one…”

My beloved brothers and sisters in Our Risen Lord, CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! "The Church is one…" By Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk In his early instructions to his clergy, Bishop (Saint) Tikhon speaks of the earthly strivings, struggles, and even failures of the VISIBLE (earthly) Church. In his later writings, he beginsContinue reading ““The Church is one…””

THE LIFE-GIVING SPRING Zoodochos Pege

My beloved brothers and sisters in Our Risen Lord Jesus Christ, CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN! On this day, the Friday of the Renewal or Bright Week, we celebrate the consecration of the temple of Our Most Holy Lady and Mother of God THE LIFE-GIVING SPRING. One of the most famous shrines ofContinue reading “THE LIFE-GIVING SPRING Zoodochos Pege”

“TO THOSE WHO FIND HARD TO BEAR ALL KINDS OF DIFFICULTIES”…

My beloved brothers and sisters in Our Risen Lord, God and SaviorJesus Christ. "TO THOSE WHO FIND HARD TO BEAR ALL THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF DIFFICULTIES WHICH COME UPON US FROM ALL SIDES. By Saint Gregory Palamas THAT EVIL WHICH IS EVIL IN ITSELF, namely sin, originates from us. On the other hand, what ourContinue reading ““TO THOSE WHO FIND HARD TO BEAR ALL KINDS OF DIFFICULTIES”…”